Group photo with all participants
|Title||Grant Contract Signing Ceremony for GGP Projects in Kenya|
|Date||17th November 2017|
|Location||Embassy of Japan (Mara Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi)|
|Project title and Amount||1. The Project for the Expansion of Tumaini Innovation Vocational Training Centre
- USD 78,221
2. The Project for the Development of Educational Infrastructure at Nangitony Primary School - USD 100,833
3. The Project for the Improvement of Educational Environment at Kimilili D.E.B Special School
for Mentally Handicapped Pupils - USD 80,607
The grant contract signing ceremony for the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) was held on 17th of November 2017 at the Embassy of Japan in Nairobi. GGP Grant Contracts were signed by the Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Kenya, H.E. Mr. Toshitsugu Uesawa and the representatives of three grantee organizations. The total amount of the three projects is USD 259,661 (approx. Kshs 25.4 Million).
Ambassador Uesawa congratulated the three organizations which were selected from more than 900 applications received this year and wished the recipients successful implementation of their projects.
During the occasion, the grant recipients explained the significance of the projects and expressed gratitude to the Government and the people of Japan.
1. The Project for the Expansion of Tumaini Innovation Vocational Training Centre
Tumaini Innovation Vocational Training Centre was awarded 78,221 USD to construct Vocational Training Centre and to install equipment for street-children and vulnerable children from a slum in Eldoret. This organization has been working with street-children in Eldoret since 2009, providing shelter, basic education and vocational training to enable them to be independent in the future.
This new facility will enable the organization to provide more vocational courses to more street-children and vulnerable children from the slum.
2. The Project for the Development of Educational Infrastructure at Nangitony Primary School
Nangitony Primary School was awarded 100,833 USD to construct 8 classrooms, an administration block and provision of furniture. With only one permanent classroom, currently the pupils learn outside under trees or in straw thatched structures. With no desks pupils sit on logs, rocks or sandy floors. The Head teacher’s office and staff room are straw thatched structures.
With improved educational infrastructure pupils will no longer learn outside, enrollment will grow and retention will be maintained. A more conducive environment will also raise the morale of the teaching staff and community.
3. The Project for the Improvement of Educational Environment at Kimilili D.E.B Special School for Mentally Handicapped Pupils
Kimilili D.E.B Special School for Mentally Handicapped Pupils was awarded 80,607 USD to construct 2 dormitories, 1 classroom and 2 toilet blocks and to install furniture for mentally handicapped pupils. The lack of dormitory is a big challenge for the pupils because it is difficult for them to come to school on their own. The purpose of this project is to improve their educational environment and access to the school in order to acquire basic education and vocational training.
The projects are to be completed by November 2018.
Tumaini Innovation Vocational Training Centre with the Ambassador
Nangitony Primary School with the Ambassador
Kimilili D.E.B Special School for Mentally Handicapped Pupils with the Ambassador